Few years back only a few people had bank accounts. Even now, a considerable portion of the population do not have a bank account- the primary reason being insufficient money. Fintech can solve this issue by broadening access to financial services and by expanding the range of financial services available.

FREMONT, CA: Financial technology generally refers to a software type or program that provides financial services to businesses or individuals. So far, fintech has impacted all aspects of the financial industry, from banking and insurance to investing and lending. In the initial days of fintech, it was not meant to be used by people in general. Over a period of time, fintech has become more customer-driven, making financial services easier for them to use.

Let us look at the problems that fintech can solve:

Security Concerns

People are now more concerned about their financial information than ever before. The security measures such as PINs that were used to protect people’s data may not be so secure. For hackers, it is not so difficult to guess the four or six-digit number. Fintech is stepping ahead to solve security concerns by integrating biometric security measurements into certain programs. ATMs now can scan a person’s fingerprint instead of asking them for a PIN. Other forms of biometric authentication are iris scanning and voice recognition.

Reaching People who can not Afford a Bank Account

Few years back only a few people had bank accounts. Even now, a considerable portion of the population do not have a bank account- the primary reason being insufficient money. Fintech can solve this issue by broadening access to financial services and by expanding the range of financial services available. For instance, rather than requiring a minimum account balance that might unaffordable for someone on a low income, a fintech app can help a person open a savings account and save whatever they can afford, such as $5 per month.

Access to Investing Being Limited

Fintech has helped people who were traditionally reluctant to invest by expanding access to investing. Previously, investment firms used to target male customers, ignoring women who might have been interested in investing. Certain apps have been designed to focus on opening investment accounts and creating portfolios for customers who might have been ignored by brokerages.